I am sure most of use are familar with the common 'weed', the scarlet pimpernel; its colour makes it one of our most distinctive flowers. Lesser known is the yellow pimpernel (Lysimachia nemorum) which is similar in shape and structure but obvioulsy a very different colour. The two are both members of the primrose family although not closely, the yellow pimpernel is a loosestrife.The yellow pimpernel is a low, creeping plant of damp woodlands and is fairly common on heavy soils where moisture is retained for much of the time. The Latin name 'nemorum means 'of a grove or glade'.
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